Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory

Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory

By: Filip Kovacevic (author)Hardback

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In Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory, Dr. Filip Kovacevic demonstrates how psychoanalytic theory can join political theory in designing alternative political norms and values. Detailing the thoughts of major psychologists including Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Alain Badiou, this book offers a new approach to traditional Lacanian theory. Kovacevic's emphasis on Lacanian psychoanalysis is especially relevant due to the modern challenges of failed globalization and the subsequent terrorist reactions. Kovacevic proves that political practice without an emancipatory psychology to guide it is potentially dangerous. Liberating Oedipus? is a critical text for scholars of political theory and those interested in the history of ideas.

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Filip Kovacevic is professor of political psychology and leadership studies at the University of Montenegro.


Chapter 1 Introduction 2 Freud's Theses 3 The Liberation Thesis 4 Lacan's Theses 5 Post-Lacanian Theses 6 Contemporary Lacanian Theses: The Liberation Thesis Revisited 7 Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780739111482
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 266
  • ID: 9780739111482
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 0739111485

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